35 Cambridge Park Cambridge, Massachusetts - North CambridgeUber and Lyft cars have been parking on the bike path outside of Cambridge Park Apartments in the morning and evenings. This is blocking traffic and making drivers drive on the wrong side of the road. The elevated bike path has only made things worse since the taxi cars now will not pull over and just park in the middle of the road.
107 Otis Street Cambridge, MA, 02141, USA - East CambridgeIllegal curb cut between 105 & 107 Otis Street. Resident placed non-cambridge issues "no parking" sign on non-conforming driveway/curb cut.
35 Cambridgepark Dr Cambridge, MA, 02140, USA - North CambridgeThe same cars parked in this bike lane as are parked in the bike lane every morning! Why isn't there ever any ticketing here?
225 Windsor St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - The PortIllegally parked truck, blocking the bike lane. This is the same truck in the same location at approximately the same time (8:00 a.m.) as yesterday - either CPD wasn't able to issue a citation yesterday or the company doesn't care. As with yesterday, today I called CPD at the time of the illegal parking.
16 Trowbridge St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Mid-CambridgeThere are delivery vehicles, moving trucks, uber/lyft cars and residents parking on the bike lane in Trowbridge Street on a daily basis forcing bikes to enter dangerous traffic. How/where can we submit a request to dedicate 2 or 4 parking spots in Trowbridge street permanently as loading zone? I think this is the only way to solves this dangerous situation in the long run.
23 Cushing St Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - CambridgeSomeone has painted parking stalls, lane striping, and directional arrows near the intersection of Cushing and Belmont streets.
160 Broadway Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Port
Hi Cambridge, it's Ian, are you listening?
Once again there are trucks parking in the bicycle lane on Broadway between Hampshire St and Galileo Galilei Way. I've attached a picture of the truck showing the license plate, as well as the back of a sign that says:
I think the sign is pretty clear, no stopping means no stopping, right? But the trucks are stopping and obstructing traffic. So let's take some action. I'd like to either see some bollards put up to prevent trucks from stopping here, or I'd like to see you removing the bike lane striping and put a "LOADING ZONE" sign in so that everyone is aware that this is a legal loading zone. I'd prefer bollards, but let's be real here, if you'd rather this stretch of road be a loading zone that's fine, just mark it as such so I expect to have to fight for my life while biking through this critical connector to Kendall Square.
I don't want a generic "This is being looked into" response. I'd like to talk to someone about what we can do to take some serious action here. If you're interested in bollards but not convinced they'll help let's trial it with orange traffic cones for a week.
980 Memorial Dr Cambridge, MA - West CambridgeHeading westbound on Memorial Drive in Cambridge and all of a sudden there are cars parked in the right lane. There are no signs to warn you about this and I see people _all_the_time_ swerving in the left lane at the last second. I am frankly surprised that I haven't seen more accidents there. Either put a sign up to warn the drivers in the right lane, or prohibit parking on that stretch of road.
20 Gray St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9This "no parking" sign was stapled directly on to our house -- the sign should not be stapled to private property.
167 Broadway Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Port
A livery driver was stopped in the bicycle lane on Broadway, outside the building marked as 1 Hampshire St. I approached the driver and asked him to move his vehicle. He refused, so I called Cambridge Police, who were very nice, but admitted that they're very busy tonight and would likely not respond.
I'd imagine a livery driver, a professional driver, knows better than to obstruct the road while making a stop. Even more so when the passenger isn't even nearby! What's the protocol for reporting these drivers?
Finally, how do we fix this? Can we get some bright green pavement treatment? Or better yet, maybe some bollards to physically prevent cars from parking here?
1501 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA 02139, USA - Mid-CambridgeCars and delivery vehicles pose a perpetual danger to cyclists and motorists by using the bike lane as a temporary parking space. Not only do bicyclists have to merge into traffic, but vehicles often have to cross the stripe into oncoming traffic to go around the violating vehicle. Hazard lights shouldn't get you out of breaking the law and endangering your neighbors.
78 Amory St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Mid-Cambridge
As you probably know, mid-Cambridge has become infested by rats over the past few months. My neighbors and I are trying to figure out best practices and environmentally safe strategies to reduce the number of rats that are running across our patios, setting up homes in our yards, eating holes through our trash bins, etc.
For example, two doors down from me, there is an old tree stump in my neighbor's yard with at least six large holes (4-5 inches in diameter) dug in the dirt next to the stump. I have seen multiple rats go in and out of these holes and through my yard, eating all the plants. My neighbors acknowledge that rats are indeed living on their property, but they have declined to address the issue.
I have called an exterminator to consult about the problem, but I don't even know if it is legal for me to do anything to the rats, and I certainly don't want to harm any pets or other animals in the neighborhood. However, because rats reproduce every three weeks, I don't think the right answer is to do absolutely nothing. Eventually, the rats will make their way indoors.
Can you please let know the city's recommendations for handling this sort of situation? I would really appreciate it.